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CNN's Fareed Zakaria will interview the President on the Iran deal

The White House is hoping to convince more lawmakers to support the deal

(CNN) —  

President Barack Obama will continue to lobby for a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria to be aired on Sunday.

Obama has looked to galvanize public opinion in support of the agreement negotiated by Secretary of State John Kerry in a recent push via interviews, policy speeches and Capitol Hill meetings.

Republican lawmakers are expected to pass a resolution disagreeing with the deal, and the White House is hoping to muster enough congressional votes to sustain an eventual Obama veto.

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Zakaria will interview Obama in the White House’s Map Room on Thursday, and the full interview will air on Fareed Zakaria GPS at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Zakaria also interviewed Obama in New Delhi, India, in January.

Since the deal was struck, Obama has spoken to The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman and is scheduled to be interviewed by Mic.com, a digital news start-up.

The President made his case on Wednesday in a speech at American University, saying that those who opposed the bill were no different than some hawks who he said wrongly led the United States to war in Iraq a decade ago. He also picked up support for the deal from several Democratic lawmakers, as well as Maine Sen. Angus King, an independent.